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Layer Cake Explosion – Step Four

Yay! It’s time for step four! Now, don’t panic, this steps includes a very simple introduction to  a technique called foundation paper piecing.

If you have paper pieced before, this will be a fast and easy step. If you haven’t, it’s a great chance to try it out.

Please take a look at my video tutorial to help you get started. You can print extra from this step for practice, or you can try my TULIP PATTERN. The skills will transfer to these blocks.

You will need to visit Craftsy and download the template for this step, for free.

Using the template provided, you will make four of these blocks. Print as many as you need to get it right. Practice a few with other scrap fabrics, before using your layer cake scraps and background.

Each block takes four of the template pieces and they are labeled with letters and numbers to help you get them put together correctly. The numbers refer to piecing order within a unit, and the letters are the units within the block. Please let me know if you have any questions!

You’ll need 16 units. After you have the units made, sew them together to make four blocks.

Add 1.5″ border or sashing strips to bring these blocks up to 9.5″.

Happy Paper Piecing!


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